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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the rules and regulations to referee a badminton tournament 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264594  Apply the rules and regulations to referee a badminton tournament 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is provide learners with knowledge and skills to referee a tournament on all inter-provincial, provincial and national tournaments in accordance with the International Badminton Federation (BWF) requirements to ensure that matches are umpired fairly and administered correctly.

This unit standard also allows for transformation within the Sport of Badminton, as learners become models for other learners. It is envisaged that this exemplary conduct would attract quality people to aspire to join the ranks of the Badminton South Africa technical officials.

Learners credited with this unit standard would be capable of:
  • Interpreting and applying competition rules and regulations to facilitate effective badminton tournament.
  • Identifying and explaining all relevant logistical arrangements for a tournament.
  • Assessing conditions for the game.
  • Refereeing a tournament.
  • Administering the tournament as laid out in the competition rules. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Athlete's accommodation.
  • Transport between accommodation and facility.
  • Neediness' of changing rooms.
  • Practise facilities.
  • Lighting of the facility.
  • Height of the facilities roof and obstructions.
  • Equipment correctness.
  • Scoring devices.
  • Court layout.
  • Shuttle quality and shuttle speed.
  • Umpires/Managers Briefing.
  • Drug testing facilities.
  • Physio services.
  • Medical attendance.
  • Ceremonies.
  • Overall presentation.
  • Media facilities.
  • Social functions.
  • Technical official's feedback. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and apply competition rules and regulations to facilitate a badminton tournament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Competition regulations are explained in relation to the umpiring a badminton tournament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The duties of an umpire are outlined in relation to the badminton tournament according to International Badminton Federation (BWF)/Badminton South Africa Court Officials (BSACO) laws and by-laws. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain all relevant logistical arrangements for a tournament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The utilisation of courts and officials equipment is verified in order to ensure compliance with BWF and BSACO statute and manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to competition net, scoring device, net measuring sticks, score sheets, clipboards, stop-watches, yellow and red cards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All logistical arrangements are coordinated in accordance with BWF/BSACO laws and by-laws. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Logistical arrangements include but are not limited to athletes' accommodation transportation and changing rooms.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess conditions for the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment facilities and resources to ensure compliance with the requirements of the tournament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drug testing facilities are assessed to ensure that they adhere to the BWF and BSA Statute and Manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All medical requirements are identified and assessed to ensure that they meet the requirements according to the BWF and BSA Statute and Manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All media functions and facilities are co-ordinated to ensure their availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All ceremonies are co-ordinated and rehearsed to ensure that they meet the tournament requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Umpires and managers briefings are conducted in accordance with BWF and BSA Statute and Manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All umpires debriefings are facilitated after the tournament in accordance with badminton tournament procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Referee a tournament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance of ensuring that the competition is conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of badminton is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An inspection is conducted to ensure that the players wear correct clothing for the event using a checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positions of line and service judges are identified and described for correct placement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The toss with the players is conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations in order to allow the winning side to exercise their rights before warming up starts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Breaches of rules and regulations are identified and interpreted to ensure that players for the tournament play accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Time management skills are demonstrated to ensure that the match is started with the opening announcement when warming up time elapses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All signals used in a match are identified and executed in order effectively referee a tournament with minimal disruptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Rules and regulations are adhered to in order to ensure the correct use of speed and quality shuttle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Administer the tournament as laid out in the competition rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All incidents that occurred during the tournament are recorded for reporting purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed tournaments report is submit the to the respective committees for further possible corrections actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All misconducts after the tournament and the decisions made during the tournament to the federation are reported for further disciplinary actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inspect umpires logbook for Completion to ensure all umpires log the correct data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Inspect umpires logbook for Completion to ensure all umpires log the correct data. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learners occurs through providers accredited by Badminton South Africa Court Officials (BSACO) to provide training outcomes as specified by this unit standard in accordance with the relevant ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with BSACO in accordance with the relevant ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant BSACO.
  • The relevant BSACO according to the moderation guidelines in accordance with the relevant ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • BSACO procedures will oversee moderation of assessment in accordance with the relevant ETQA's policies and procedures and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • International Badminton Federation (BWF) Statute.
  • South Africa Badminton Court Officials (BSACO) Manual.
  • Applicable forms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Refereeing a tournament entails identifying and solving problems during the tournament while applying the laws and by-laws set out in the International Badminton Federation (BWF) Statute as well as administering the tournament according to tournament rules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Co-operate effectively in a team with other officials under the auspices of the Tournament Director to plan, organise, stage and present a Badminton Tournament. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves other officials and players and their activities responsibly and effectively when preparing courts and equipment according to BWF/BSA specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding assessment results of umpire's score sheets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to give clear instructions to umpires, and communicate test results using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use sport science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. Using a calculator, electronically and mechanical scoring devices according to the International Badminton Federation Statute ensures accuracy and fair treatment of all contestants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Effectively interact with contestants to promote a positive rapport with the court officials. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation .
  • Role-plays. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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